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some questions to “Extensions of groups by tree automorphisms” - Gupta&Sidki's work

Recently I have asked a question (I have deleted my question) about a paper stated in the title but I was told that I have to be more specific so I will try one more time. If someone needs ...
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Self-duality of the subgroup lattice of $G\times H$

Let $G$ and $H$ be finite groups and $\gcd(|G|,|H|)=1$. Suppose the lattice of all subgroups of $G\times H$ is self-dual. Is the lattice of all subgroups of $G$ self-dual?
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A twisted self-dual subgroup lattice

A lattice $(X,\le)$ is twisted self-dual iff it is self-dual but there is not any self-duality $f:X\to X$ with $f\circ f=1_X$. Is there any group with lattice of all its subgroups twisted self-dual?
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Classification of 2-groups with center of index 4

Can one obtain a classification of 2-groups with center of index 4, analogous to the classification of 2-groups with derived subgroup of index 4?
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On direct product of capable groups

Let $G=H\times T$ such that $H$ is 2-generated p-group of class two and $H$ be abelian p- group. We know if $H$ and $T$ are capable groups, then $G$ is capable. Question: Is the converse correct or ...
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Existence a finite capable p-group of class two

Do there exists a finite capable p-group of class two with property: $G=\langle x, y, Z(G)\rangle$, $|x|=|y|=p^n$ , $Z(G)$ is not cyclic. $Z(G)$ is not subgroup of $\Phi(G)$, Frattini subgroup of ...
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Subgroups of Nilpotent groups with prescribed center

Let $G$ be a torsion-free, finitely-generated, nilpotent group of nilpotency class at least 3. Does there exist a normal subgroup $N\leq G$ such that $G/N\cong \mathbb{Z}$ and $Z(G)=Z(N)$? (By ...
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Can a closure make the index finite?

Let $F$ be a free finitely generated group, $H \leq F$ of infinite index. Let $c : F \rightarrow \hat{F}$ be the embedding in the profinite completion. Denote by $\tilde{F}, \tilde{H}$ the closure of ...
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Is there an infinite J-group?

For a group $G$ let $\operatorname{Sub}(G)$ be the lattice of all its subgroups. A subgroup interval is an interval in the lattice $\operatorname{Sub}(G)$. A group $G$ is called a J-group iff ...
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Automorphisms of SO_n(k,f)

Let $k$ be a field, $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $f:k^n\times k^n\to k$ a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form. Let $$O_n(k,f):=\{ g\in GL_n(k) \mid \forall x,y\in k^n : f(x,y)=f(g.x,g.y) \}$$ and ...
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Polynomial dynamical systems

The question is somewhat related to the theory of permutation polynomials. Let $\mathbb{F}_p$ be a finite field of $p$ elements ($p$ is prime) and $\mathcal{V} = \mathbb{F}_p^2 = \{ (t_1,t_2)\::\: ...
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Multiplicative Identity for all elements in SU(n)

Let $\{P_i\}$ be a subset of $SU(n)$ such that for any $U$ in another subset (or perhaps subgroup) $H$ of $SU(n)$: $$P_1UP_2U\cdots P_mU=I$$ where $I$ is the identity element. Is there a sequence ...
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Existence of an infinite finitely generated $p$-group with nontrivial intersection of nontrivial subgroups

Is there an infinite finitely generated (non-cyclic) $p$-group $G$ such that the intersection of all nontrivial subgroups of $G$ is a nontrivial subgroup?
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Properties of the Burnside kernel

Let $p$ be a prime such that the free 2-generator group $B(2,p)$ of exponent $p$ is infinite. Consider the short exact sequence $$ 1\to K \to B(2,p) \to B_0(2,p) \to 1, $$ where $B_0(2,p)$ is the ...
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Maximal compact subgroups of a semisimple Lie group are conjugate

I'm trying to go through the proof that all maximal compact subgroups of a semisimple Lie group $G$ are conjugate. I know that a possible proof follows the following steps: Take one maximal compact ...
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quasiprimitive non-solvable groups

I'm looking for the reference about quasiprimitive unsoluble groups. Actually we can find a lot of useful things about quasiprimitive solvable groups in "Representations of solvable groups by Manz and ...
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Factorization of a finite group by two subsets

I want to write a GAP program for checking the following question. Let $G$ be a given finite group with order $n$. Is it true that for every factorization $n=ab$ there exist subsets $A$ and $B$ ...
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Does the set of automorphisms of a cyclic group exhibit some sense of randomness?

I prefer to proceed with a concrete example if I may. I appreciate that the answer might well be better explained with group theory, geometry and/or notions from probability theory, which I welcome. ...
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Double quotients of Coxeter groups have the chain property?

Let $(W,S)$ be a Coxeter group with Bruhat order $\leq$ and length function $\ell(w)$. Definition: a subset $X \subset W$ has the chain property if whenever $x,y \in X$ with $x < y$, there ...
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Bases and transversals

Let $F$ be a free finitely generated group, $L \leq H \leq F$ subgroups of finite index. Given bases $B$ of $F$ and $C$ of $H$, must there be a Schreier transversal $T$ for $H$ in $F$ such that the ...
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Isolated elements of primary order ($Z^*$-theorem revisited)

Let $G$ be a finite group, $p$ a prime, $P\in{\rm Syl}_p(G)$, and $x\in P$. Let $Z^*_p(G)$ denote the full preimage in $G$ of $Z(G/O_{p'}(G))$ under the canonical epimorphism $G\to G/O_{p'}(G)$. ...
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Bound on the index of an abelian subgroup in discrete subgroup of the euclidean group?

I asked the following question on math.SE a couple of days ago. Dietrich Burde gave an answer for the case that the subgroup is not only discrete but also acts cocompactly. What about the general ...
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Generating finite groups

Let $G$ be a finite group possessing a generating set of order $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Let $H \leq G$ and $x_1, \dots, x_n \in G$ for which $\langle H, x_1, \dots, x_n \rangle = G$. Must there be $h_1, ...
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Orbit spaces of crystallographic groups

In their paper "On Three-Dimensional Space Groups", Conway et al. write Although this paper was inspired by the orbifold concept, we did not need to consider the 219 orbifolds of space groups ...
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What's the big deal about $M_{13}$?

$M_{13}$ is the Mathieu groupoid defined by Conway in Conway, J. H. $M_{13}$. Surveys in combinatorics, 1997 (London), 1–11, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser., 241, Cambridge Univ. Press, ...
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Unipotent conjugacy classes

Consider a connected reductive group G over the complex numbers. Is there a `simple' formula for the number of conjugacy classes of unipotent elements in G?
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representable functions on FinGrp

We look at functions $f: \text{FinGrp} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ such that $f$ is constant on isomorphism classes. Let's say that $f$ is representable if there is a (possibly infinite) group $K$ such ...
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Name/terminology for a relationship between group actions

Let $G$ and $H$ be groups, both acting on a set $X$. Suppose that there is a homomorphism $\phi:G\to H$ such that for every $g\in G$ and $x\in X$, $g\cdot x = \phi(g)\cdot x$. Is there a name for this ...
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Separation of topological group elements by invariant neighbourhooods

Let $G$ be a topological group that is Hausdorff, that is, for every pair $(g,h)$ of distinct elements of $G$, there exist disjoint open sets $U_g$ and $U_h$ such that $g \in U_g$ and $h \in U_h$. ...
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Parshin's buildings for higher local fields

What is the status of the theory of buildings for higher local fields? I know that there are some papers of Parshin, in which he describes some examples, like $PGL_2$ and $PGL_3$ over ...
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On groups satisfying a law

We say that a group $G$ satisfies a law if there exists a (nontrivial) word $w \in \mathbb{F}_n$ such that $w(g_1,\dots,g_n)=1$ for every $g_1,\dots, g_n \in G$. For example, any abelian group ...
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Where can I find the classification of groups of order 16p? [closed]

I need to classify the groups of order $16p$ by their generators and relations between the generators. Can I find this classification anywhere?
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Goldbach-type problem: the valuation of irreducible elements of a subgroup of $\mathbb{Q}_{> 0}$

Let $\phi : \mathbb{Q}_{>0} \to \mathbb{Z}$ be the group morphism defined by $\phi(p) = p$ for $p$ a prime number. It follows that $\phi(\prod_i p_i^{n_i}) = \sum_i n_i p_i$, with $p_i$ a prime ...
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Products of subgroups that generate a finite group

Consider the following general problem. There is a finite group $G$ and $H_1,H_2 < G$. Suppose we know that $\langle H_1, H_2 \rangle = G$, i.e. $G$ is generated by $H_1$ and $H_2$. Denote by $n_0$ ...
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A particular example of solvable group

Let be $m$ an integer, $m>0$, $n=p_1^{a_1}...p_t^{a_t}$. Define $f(n)=a_1+...+a_t$. Let $G$ be a finite group and define $f(G)=\max\left\{\,f(\lvert g\rvert):g\in G\,\right\}$. Is there a finite ...
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Does the symmetric group on an infinite set have a minimal generating set?

To clarify the terms in the question above: The symmetric group Sym($\Omega$) on a set $\Omega$ consists of all bijections from $\Omega$ to $\Omega$ under composition of functions. A generating set ...
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The special subgroups of a finite abelian group of rank two

Let $G=\langle a_{1}\rangle\times\langle a_{2}\rangle$ such that $|a_{i}|=2^{k_{i}}$ and $k_{1}>k_{2}$ and $H$ be a subgroup of $G$ that there exists an automorphism of $G$ such that fix only ...
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Does $G\times H$ have a dual when $G$ and $H$ have?

Let $G$ and $H$ be two groups with duals. Does $G\times H$ have a dual? A group $G$ has a dual iff the lattice of its subgroups is order-isomorphic to the dual of the subgroup lattice of some other ...
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A double centralizing theorem for finite groups

I have a proof for the following assertion which employs Model Theory. It has certainly a pure group theoretic proof, but what is such a proof? Is the assertion trivial? Theorem Let $G$ be a finite ...
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Making a profinite group free

Let $F$ be a free profinite group, $G$ a profinite group. Suppose that the free profinite product $F \amalg G$ is a free profinite group. Must $G$ be a free profinite group? For abstract groups the ...
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Stallings' Theorem for free products of groups

There is a well known theorem which states that: Theorem(Stallings): For any immersion $f$ from a finite graph $D$ to $G$ there is a finite-sheeted covering space $D '$ of $G$ that extends $f$. ...
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groups of order $ p(p^2-1) / 4 $ where $p$ is a prime

Let $p> 3$ be a prime number and $G$ be a finite group of order $p(p^2-1) / 4 $. If $ 4 \mid (p+1)$ then easily we can see that the $ p$-Sylow subgroup of $G$ is a normal subgroup of $G$. As I ...
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Union of conjugates of a closed subgroup of a compact group

Let $G$ be a compact Hausdorff group, $H \leq G$ a closed subgroup of infinite index in $G$. Is it possible that the conjugates of $H$ cover some open neighbourhood of $1$ in $G$ (or the whole of ...
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Representations of orthogonal groups vs representations of reflection groups

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional inner product space and $O(V)$ the orthogonal group of $V$. Let $G$ be a (say, finite) reflection group on $V$, regarded as a subgroup of $O(V)$ ($G< O(V)$.) Let us ...
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solvable word problem without algorithm

Let $G$ be a finitely generated group. I wonder if there are examples where: 1) The word problem is known to be solvable in $G$ but there is no algorithm known. 2) The word problem is known to be ...
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Union of conjugates of a subgroup

Let $G$ be a finite group, $H \leq G$ a proper subgroup. It is well known that the union of the conjugates of $H$ does not cover $G$. I would like to know of more precise results (even in special ...
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What are the possible finite non-solvable quotients of one relator groups?

Is there a one-relator group with some finite non-solvable quotient, that does not have all large alternating groups as finite quotients?
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Examples of fundamental domains

Everyone knows that it's difficult to compute a general fundamental domain for an arithmetic group but are there any specific examples where such domains have been calculated? I'm mostly interested in ...
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The set of (property) elements of a locally compact group is closed

For which properties $(P)$ is the following statement known to be true? In any locally compact group $G$, the elements of $G$ that satisfy $(P)$ form a closed subset of $G$. In other words, the ...
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1D TQFT in Freed-Hopkins-Lurie-Teleman

In the first section of Freed-Hopkins-Lurie-Teleman they construct a one-dimensional Topological Quantum Field Theory. $F(\circ_+)$ is a vector space and $F(\circ_-)$ is the dual. $F(\circ-\circ)$ ...